Ron, I read your "rant" :-) and you do make some good points. I even understand what you are getting at. I suspect there MIGHT be a way to have both actually. I've not tried it, but what I think you could do is install Trend Internet Security first without Zone Alarm being present. Then look in the folder that Trend installs to and you will find a file called PCCTool.exe. Run that and go to the Uninstall tab and you will see a button to "Uninstall Firewall". After doing that, I would think you could then install Zone Alarm Pro. This is by the way one of my complaints with Trend. I think they should give you the option during setup as to whether or not you want the firewall instead of forcing the install and then making you use an undocumented diagnostic tool to remove it. It smacks of Norton tricks. I hope it does not become a habit with Trend. I understand the need to dumb down the installation for novice's but that does not mean they can't put an advanced button in their setup to allow custom installs. Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 http://spider1.blogspot.com/ http://erablog.net/blogs/Spider1/ -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of chizotz@xxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 1:20 PM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Security Decisions Hi Spider, Frankly, if Trend's firewall is a cut-rate version of Zone Alarm, then that's even worse. These companies get into bed with each other, but it's the consumer that gets... taken for a ride. *sigh* I have to go right now, but I appreciate the reply. Thanks, Ron > > Hi Ron, > FWIW, Trend Internet Security's firewall was obtained from Zone Alarm > via an agreement they made with them to provide the code for that > portion of their software. That is why it does not want to let you > install one alongside the other. Windows XP firewall will be a good solution once SP2 gets released. > Personally, I think Trend's firewall is better then XP though. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.